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A while back we covered this spring’s events in a summary format that ought to interest startups and we further received more events in the comments. If you haven’t checked those out, we strongly suggest to do so. There are also other events in the ArcticIndex events -page, make sure you have a look at that as well. However, I thought of doing a small addition to that list by further promoting two more events that deserve the visibility in my opinion, Frozen Rails and Garage48.

Frozen Rails
Frozen Rails is organised by our good friends at Kisko Labs (disclaimer: we have a business relationship with them) and HHLinuxClub. The conference, held on May 7th in Helsinki, Finland, has a very impressive lineup of speakers. The organizers have managed to sign up half of the Rails core team as well as stars from companies like 37Signals, GitHub and Engine Yard.

According to Akonniemi, co-founder of Kisko Labs, even the creator of Ruby on Rails and 37Signals partner David Heinemeier Hansson commented on the conference, “Strong lineup of speakers.” Therefore, if you’re in the neighbourhood make sure you pay a visit to Frozen Rails if your company works with Ruby on Rails – this is the best chance you’ll have to get to talk to the people behind the language.

Those less familiar with Ruby on Rails  should know that it powers services such as Basecamp, Twitter, Shopify, Github and Yellow Pages. Early bird price of 99 euros for the conference is available until 23rd of March 2010 and after that the price is 129 euros.

Garage48 is a great initiative being put forward in Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a long weekend startup party where companies have 48 hours to build new services. It starts on Friday the 16th of April and continues through to Sunday the 18th of April.

The event is taking place in Tallinn, at the Estonian IT College. The organisers are expecting the outcomes to be mainly various web services and mobile applications. Nevertheless, there is no limit on the products or services.

Garage48 participants have posted various skill sets that they are expecting the people to fit in, if you’re in one of these groups – make sure you participate in the event.

  • Visionary entrepreneurs and project managers – people with ability to start new business ideas, run teams and deliver results
  • Designers – mavericks creating visual identity and user interfaces
  • Web Developers – HTML/CSS/AJAX/JS wizards making the design work smoothly in all web browsers
  • Programmers – planning technical architecture, writing functional code and testing the outcome
  • Mobile Developers – building apps for mobile platforms
  • Marketers and business developers – evangelists and sales wizards making the products fly and reach the audience

At the time of writing this, there are only 7 tickets remaining and they cost a mere 300 EEK, which is about 18 EUR/27 USD.

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